Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late


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Watson completed 21-of-30 passes for 304 yards with three touchdowns

Clemson (11-0, 8-0 ACC) defeated Wake Forest 33-13 on Saturday in Death Valley on Saturday afternoon.

The Clemson coaching staff played a slew of players since it was Senior Day and tried to get a few hard-earned snaps for the majority of the backups and walk-on players.

Senior walk-on receiver Jordan Bianchi caught his first reception of his career during mop-up duty, and senior walk-on Brennan Goodnature had his first career carry that went for six yards.

Swinney was excited for the senior players getting a chance to play. "We got to play a lot of guys tonight, and some of them even got to touch the ball, which is really exciting for them on Senior Day," Swinney said.

Wake Forest's head coach Dave Clawson appeared to have a problem with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson re-entering the game late in the fourth quarter.

A reporter asked the following question after the game, "Were you bothered at the end when Watson comes back out there?"

"I've got no comment on that," Clawson said. "I have no comment. They make a decision that is best for their program. It's our job to defend them. I think it was obvious to everybody what they were trying to do, and we were successful that they tried to do it and we stopped them. So that's a win at the end because they were -- everyone knows what was going on."

Deshaun Watson completed 21-of-30 passes for 304 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions and also had ten carries for 44 yards.

Watson talked after the game about playing a lot of guys on Saturday against Wake Forest. “It was Senior Day, so we wanted to get a lot of guys playing time. We wanted to rotate a lot of guys in and let them have a chance to play in their last game in Death Valley.”

Backup quarterback Kelly Bryant played some valuable minutes and had eight carries for 58 yards.

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FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
TigerNet News
If you have "no comment" then why did you comment?***
tigerdrummer®
Re: If you have "no comment" then why did you comment?***
cougar11
LOL***
Clemson656
Re: If you have "no comment" then why did you comment?***
Tigerdug23®
Re: If you have "no comment" then why did you comment?***
ash4trek
Well Wake might as well fire this guy and move on.
TigersAndCubs
If you think he's a loser....
TigerTown
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
thevalley484®
u mad bro?***
pawpower28
Someone tell him playing for a National Title and Heisman...
CU_Tigers4life®
They're Wake Forest. They don't know anything about that.***
tigerdrummer®
He gets hurt in garbage time and I assure plans will
TigerFace
Re: He gets hurt in garbage time and I assure plans will
CmoneyTiger
Re: He gets hurt in garbage time and I assure plans will
'99Tiger®
Love this team, Dabo, and DW, but my
TigerFace
Re: Love this team, Dabo, and DW, but my
reynolds
>>>this<<< DW gives them best chance to do it***
Gmurra999®
Thank you
oghost®
Exactly right. Special to be a senior a catch a ball
icebucket
Ease up or somebody's gonna get land blasted***
Fordtunate Son
Re: He gets hurt in garbage time and I assure plans will
JTfool
Yep. All of it. Him lining up at WR, him
TigerFace
The phrase you want is ...
NotDaboSwinney
Re: The phrase you want is ...
cougar11
Re: The phrase you want is ...
phonograf®
Re: The phrase you want is ...
allorangeallthetime52®
I was less than thrilled as well.
jeremy
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
CU_Kobe_24®
absolutely
NGATigr
He mad***
flyslyw
geez louise. we're trying to secure our spot in the playoffs
freakgeek
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
Orange Lightning
I wasn't either, Coach, but not for the same
TigerFace
Didn't know he was such a little pantywaist...
Flying Tiger®
LOL .. He shoulda told his guy NOT to intercept Bryant if he
apextiger®
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
CmoneyTiger
Can't please everyone I wuz mad cuz we weren't trying to
ObiWan
Bet they are wishing they hadn't gotten rid of Jim Grobe...
jbrock11®
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
lovingit®
Is he implying we were trying to run up the score?
'99Tiger®
maybe WFU should've quit trying in second half?***
TIGERCOOK®
He and ol soft nose at syaracuse should
TigerPaulS
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
phonograf®
Hey Clawson, shut your ignorant mouth . . .
mrmatt
So he's basically saying
Tiger4Life1995
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
allorangeallthetime52®
nornally people ##### when you run up
truetiger1998
This cat is delusional if he thinks his team had much to do
LKN Tiger®
I figured it was after the 3rd total INT by Bryant that Dabo was sick of turning the ball over***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
the orange bowl debacle against WV was......
41rcook
He should be unhappy that his team sucks***
jeremy
I was not a fan of Watson going back in, BUT..
cutiger250®
Re. Very Simply
baker5801®
He should thank Dabo for only scoring
clover65®
I may be in the minority, but...
TigerTown
me neither I don't see anything he said
ctigers90
No one is blaming him for expressing his opinion . . .
mrmatt
Nice ramble....don't think I agree.
TigerTown
Dude, that's pathetic
mrmatt
Waaaah. Be lucky we didn't beat you
Tiggity®
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
MaukaTiger®
crybaby...other than Watson there were a ton of 3rd and 4th
1991Tiger
There have been a lot of coaches not happy after playing us.***
dw1959®
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
Pingman®
Tigers wanted to keep the ball. As far as DW,
sgttiger
WF coach ought to be pleased that in typical classy Dabo
tigeron®
Re: WF coach ought to be pleased that in typical classy Dabo
b2westfarm
Thanks for affirming that Dabo is a class act for not
tigeron®
My first impression of this coach when watching him on
tpaw79
Re: FB Update: Wake coach not happy with Watson playing late
Cletiger10
Clawson, there was no win in anything you did.***
ColaTownTiger
You got two choices, Coach Bugs - Buck Tooth
Dr. Nikola Tesla
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JerseyBoy
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